Normally we do egg dying in the run up to Easter, but I am not 100% sure if we will get the chance to.  Instead, we have been making papier-mache Easter eggs.

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To make your own papier-mache Easter eggs you will need:

  • Paper
  • Water balloons
  • Loom bands (optional)
  • Papier-mache glue*
  • Tissue paper or paint

*You don’t have to use papier-mache glue; you can use PVA glue which has been watered down or a mix of flour and water.  I find that the papier-mache one is the best though.  Just make sure you read the instructions on how to make it.  It is meant to sit for 20 minutes before you use it.

Blow up your water balloons, I had to use a balloon pump.  Then I tied them off using loom bands (yes, I still have loom bands, they are extremely useful for things like this).

Cover your water balloon with paper dipped into the glue.  You can leave it to dry, but since we were using tissue paper, we just put it straight on top.  If you want to paint it, then you will need to let it dry first.

papier-mache easter eggs

When it is completely dry then gentle let the air out of the balloon, so it doesn’t cause the papier-mache Easter egg to collapse.

Make sure that you put lots of covering down because the glue will go everywhere.

If you enjoyed making these papier-mache Easter eggs, be sure to check out my oil and water dyed Easter eggs, string Easter eggs, and a fluid painted eggs.

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